Ken & Margaret Taylor presented with Honoured Citizen Award
On Saturday 26th January, well over 100 local volunteers packed the War Memorial Hall to witness the presentation of the first ever Charlbury Honoured Citizen Award to Ken & Margaret Taylor, well-known and long standing residents of the town who have dedicated an immense amount of time and effort to the community and who epitomise the spirit and commitment to the town that has made Charlbury the lively and supportive place that it is today.
The award was presented by Peter Kenrick, chairman of the town council, who explained that the council had introduced the award to be a tribute to individuals who have given dedicated voluntary service, probably over many years, and have made a significant positive difference to the community and to the lives of residents. He congratulated Ken and Margaret and thanked them for their dedication to the community.
The presentation event was also a general celebration of volunteering in the town, to thank all local volunteers in recognition of the invaluable contribution they make to the community. Those attending represented more than 40 volunteer organisations operating in the town.
Following the presentation, both Ken and Margaret delighted those present with entertaining reminiscences and memories of Charlbury in earlier times.
We expect this event to become a regular feature of the Charlbury calendar so if you would like to nominate any Charlbury resident for a future Honoured Citizen Award please contact the town clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Photo by David R Murphy